procedural memory


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procedural memory

[prə‚sēj·ə·rəl ′mem·rē]
(psychology)
The memory of motor, perceptual, and cognitive skills.
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All three architectures structure behavior around a cognitive cycle that is driven by procedural memory, with complex behavior arising as sequences of such cycles.
Recognizing A Component Of Procedural Memory: Our Visual Memory
The 65 [+ or -] 2 group performed worse in processing speed (PCVienna cognitive and motor reaction times), attention (TMT-A), executive functions (digit and visuospatial spans, Stroop test, verbal fluency for letters and actions, and Luria's hand alternative movements and motor coordination), episodic memory (learning and delayed free recall in Logical Memory, TAVEC, and Visual Reproduction), procedural memory (errors and time in learning trials in Hanoi Tower), visuoconstructive functions (copy in Visual Reproduction and Block Design), and language (lexical access by visual confrontation) (Table 3).
"Procedural memory is the one to do with 'skills', the one we need to 'do things' (to drive, for example).
(1) Although there have been case reports of dissociative amnesia with loss of semantic and procedural memory, episodic memory is the last to return.
This will occur as relevant features of the transacted autobiographical knowledge base, for example, patterns of risk-taking behavior, are stored within procedural memory (Cohen & Bacdayan, 1994).
The findings support a theory of language acquisition that suggests that some parts of language are learned through procedural memory, while others are learned through declarative memory.
The LTM of the agent contains procedural memory and episodic memory.
Salthouse found that changes in memory begin in early adulthood.[4] Declarative and episodic memory show a greater decline with age.[9] Semantic and procedural memory have been found to be comparatively better preserved in old age[10], Peterson et al.
We know that memory for events is impaired in people with dementia, but procedural memory is actually maintained pretty well.
Declarative memory Procedural memory (Physical Skills) Also called explicit memory.